Popular video conferencing service Zoom has launched its own email and calendar service as part of an expansion of business capabilities announced at its annual Zoomtopia event. Visually reminiscent of Outlook, beta versions of the Mail and Calendar apps are integrated into the new Zoom One interface along with other tools like Team Chat and Whiteboard.
The recent launch of Zoom Team Chat confirmed Zoom’s intention to compete in the business segment with other services such as Slack or Microsoft Teams. The big players in this segment continue to strive to offer customers a complete hybrid work solution that includes communications, email and video conferencing, among others. The email and calendar integration brings Zoom closer to Office 365 and gives customers the ability to use similar tools.
Small businesses without IT staff may be interested in moving their email servers to a more secure platform. Additionally, Zoom’s email service and calendar, along with the rest of the platform’s capabilities, may be viewed by customers as an alternative to similar offerings from competitors, including Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace.
Zoom’s email service reportedly supports end-to-end encryption. The innovations themselves are aimed at representatives of small and medium-sized companies who care about data protection. In addition, the all-in-one solution will simplify workflows because there is no need to switch between different applications.